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Mine, subst. 1) an excavation in the earth, from which metallic ores or other mineral substances are taken by digging: “burn like the --s of sulphur,” Oth. III, 3, 329. Hence == a rich source of wealth: “either was the other's m.” Phoen. 36. “I would not wed her for a m. of gold,” Shr. I, 2, 92. H4A III, 1, 169. H8 I, 1, 22. Caes. IV, 3, 102. Ant. IV, 6, 32.
2) a subterraneous passage dug under a hostile fortification: H5 III, 2, 59. H5 III, 2, 59 H5 III, 2, 59 H5 III, 2, 59 H5 III, 2, 59 Hml. III, 4, 208.
3) any subterraneous cavity: “the wind is hushed within the hollow m. of earth,” Oth. IV, 2, 79.
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